Coin Specifications

Category: Seated Liberty Dollars (1840-1873)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 184,618
Catalog: KM-71
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 26.7300g
ASW: 0.7734oz
Melt Value: $15.09 (8/31/2014)
Diameter: 38.1mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1842 S$1 MS obverse 1842 S$1 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Although more easily obtainable in Mint State than the preceding two issues in this series, the 1842 is anything but common above the AU grade level when viewed in the wider context of U.S. numismatics.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/16/2013

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1842 S$1 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 265 325 375 450 730 730 1050 1175 1525 1850 2450 2675 3350 5400 13150 86000 - - - - -
$ 785 1150 1300 1700 2050 2700 2950 3650 6250 20700 92000 - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 550
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
9/2/2014 AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131435/Lot# 21212
9/6/2014 XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1209/Lot# 7834
9/6/2014 AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1209/Lot# 7836


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/25/2004 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 2552 $2,185.00
2/19/2007 NGC VF 35   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 127, 132/Lot# 1341 $402.50
4/24/2007 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #27051, 27051/Lot# 13427 $690.00
3/18/2011 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction Online Only Session, 91/Lot# 12400 $414.00
12/25/2011 NGC VF 35   Teletrade Auction 3195, 3195/Lot# 2011 $425.00
9/6/2012 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1174/Lot# 4659 $1,527.50
10/27/2013 NGC XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/27/2013, 98/Lot# 141478 $507.10
2/27/2014 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(1), 1203/Lot# 3608 $881.25
4/1/2014 PCGS VF 20   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 7879 $364.25
7/11/2014 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 6270 $1,615.63


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 S$1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3395423502597715894105112041296142515051799240128854126707790071175422969359781
133404449533636774946110212341339145116031999256232985109772099221549227305359780
00000094611021234133914511603199925623298510977209922154922730500
000000998115312651382147817012200272337126093836310838192303164100
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2885
Owner: K M Lust
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1425
Owner: G & R coins
 
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